- Written by Walter Pless
- Published: 29 May 2012
Photo: FFT director Jack Johnston (right) and Sir Max Bingham QC are the members of the T-League subcommittee [PlessPix]
The T-League subcommittee formed by Football Federation Tasmania has commenced its meetings with clubs who have applied for T-League membership.
The subcommittee will discuss each club’s written application with the respective club officials.
The two subcommittee members are FFT director Jack Johnston and former Tasmanian attorney-general, police minister and deputy premier Sir Max Bingham.
Clubs will be able to talk through their written applications and clarify issues and provide greater detail.
Depending on the success of the hunt for a major sponsor, FFT hopes to announce the establishment of the 2013 T-League by 30 June, 2012.
The participating clubs will be named sometime in August.
Photo: Michael Edwards will coach the Tasmanian Under-15 Girls' team [PlessPix]
The State Under-14 and Under-15 girls’ squads have been announced.
The two teams will compete at the National Youth Championships in Coffs Harbour in July.
The squads have been training on a full-time basis since February as separate northern and southern groups.
The two squads also commenced competing in respective regional competitions to further develop their overall football abilities.
FFT have confirmed the appointment of NTC Female Head Coach, Mike Edwards, as coach of the Under-15 Tasmanian girls’ team.
Darren Cook will coach the Under-14 team.
“To date, we are pleased with the progress that these squads have made in their respective programs,” said FFT Technical Director, Kurt Reynolds.
“The next five to six weeks are critical in the build-up to the NYCs and providing numerous opportunities for the team to train, bond and further develop as a team unit.
“I am confident that the appointed coaches will ensure that we are as well prepared as possible.”
The two squads depart Tasmania on Saturday, 7 July 2012, to attend the six-day National Youth Championships, which serve as the major national talented player identification event on the calendar for female footballers of this age.
Senior Matildas coaching staff, Young Matildas coaches, W-League coaches and officials will be in attendance and will form part of the tournament's technical group.
The Tasmanian Under-14 Girls’ squad is: Jessica Blair, Georgia Burley, Georgia Crawford, Maggie Cuthbertson, Jazmin Gorrie, Maddison Graham, Danielle Gunton, Margot Johnston, Selin Kaya, Mara Lees, Innocent Fadia Michael, Monika Orlowski, Imogen Rand, Lilli Rand, Sheena Rawlinson, Mali Walton.
The Tasmanian Under-15 Girls’ squad is: Paige Ayton, Olivia Chatterton, Brittany Donoghue, Marion Dunbabin, Claire Farrell, Ellie Gavalas, Isabella Gee, Zenani Graddon, Rhianna Lulitanond, Lucy MacGregor, Josephine painter, Amelia Pearson, Allie Piesse, Caitlin Stalker, Maddison Sward, Ruby Yeomans.
Photo: Ashley Glynn (left) and Craig Murray are Metro's remaining two Irish players [PlessPix]
One of Metro’s three Irishman has left Tasmania and moved to Townsville for work.
Barry Woods, 29, a left-back, was only in Tasmania for a few weeks.
Metro’s two other Irish players, striker Craig Murray, 26, and Ashley Glynn, a 30-year-old midfielder, will see out the season with the League One club.
Photo: Amadu Koroma at KGV Park [PlessPix]
Former Glenorchy Knights player Amadu Koroma is back in town for a week.
Koroma was signed from Glenorchy Knights by Melbourne Knights, but a change in coaching staff saw him move to another Victorian club.
Koroma is studying at university in Melbourne and also works as a fitness instructor at a gymnasium.
He is hoping to catch up with his former team-mates at a Premier League game this weekend.
Dr Ian Syson, a lecturer in literature and writing at the University of Victoria and an avid football fan and historian of the game, arrived in Hobart today for a 5-week stay.
Syson is working on two books and hopes to find a bit of peace and quiet in the State.
But, he will be watching as many games as he can and even hopes to take in a few matches in the north of the State.
Syson hope to do a bit of blogging while he is here and would like to do some live blogs of matches.
Football Federation Tasmania are believed to be interested in having him on board and maybe livening up their website.
Photo: Dr Ian Syson in Battery Point [PlessPix]